Strathclyde Law School Moot Final 2017

The Final of the Strathclyde Law School Mooting Society Competition took place on Thursday 15 June 2017 in the High Court in Glasgow. The internal competition throughout was well-supported by solicitor advocates and Queen’s Counsel who kindly gave up their time to act as judges in previous stages of the competition.

Each of the four finalists worked extremely hard to reach their place in the Final judged by Lord Bracadale and sponsored by prestigious law firm CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP. The final saw Chloe Morgan and Lauren Wilson appear for the Respondents and Clare Nolan and Andrew Burns appear for the Appellants. The moot problem, Anne Brown (Appellant) v. Northern Crude Limited (Respondent) written by lawyers at CMS was an interesting one concerning Discrimination and Employment Law, namely, claims for discrimination arising from disability under the Equality Act 2010.

As always, the standard of mooting demonstrated by the finalists was remarkably high. Both teams presented very strong submissions and responded well to questions from the Bench. The Appellants, Andrew and Clare, scored the highest points and were this years winning team. The Mooting Committee would like to congratulate both teams on their dedication and success in the competition. We would like to thank Lord Bracadale for so kindly judging the final and to Dr Chris McCorkindale and other Law School staff who have worked extremely hard in assisting the student led committee, this year ran by Diploma student, Ruairidh Leishman. A huge thank you to CMS for their generous sponsorship.

Finally, the Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank all the students who took part this year and encourage everyone to continue competing in our internal competition in the new semester.